Culture vs Mores - What's the difference?

culture | mores |

As a verb culture

is .

As a noun mores is




(Culture) (Culture) (Culture) (Culture)


(en noun)
  • The arts, customs, and habits that characterize a particular society or nation.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-09-07, volume=408, issue=8852, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Farming as rocket science , passage=Such differences of history and culture have lingering consequences. Almost all the corn and soyabeans grown in America are genetically modified. GM crops are barely tolerated in the European Union. Both America and Europe offer farmers indefensible subsidies, but with different motives.}}
  • The beliefs, values, behaviour and material objects that constitute a people's way of life.
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2012, month=March-April, author=(Jan Sapp)
  • , volume=100, issue=2, page=164, magazine=(American Scientist) , title= Race Finished , passage=Few concepts are as emotionally charged as that of race. The word conjures up a mixture of associations—culture , ethnicity, genetics, subjugation, exclusion and persecution.}}
  • (microbiology) The process of growing a bacterial or other biological entity in an artificial medium.
  • (anthropology) Any knowledge passed from one generation to the next, not necessarily with respect to human beings.
  • The collective noun for a group of bacteria.
  • (botany) Cultivation.
  • *
  • The Culture of Spring-Flowering Bulbs
  • (computing) The language and peculiarities of a geographical location.
  • A culture is the combination of the language that you speak and the geographical location you belong to. It also includes the way you represent dates, times and currencies. ... Examples: en-UK, en-US, de-AT, fr-BE, etc.

    Derived terms

    * alliumculture * anticulture * coleculture * cucurbitculture * culture hero * cyberculture * legumeculture * macroculture * microculture * monoculture * multiculture * olericulture * overculture * solanaculture * subculture * permaculture * uberculture * underculture


  • To maintain in an environment suitable for growth (especially of bacteria).
  • To increase the artistic or scientific interest (in something).
  • See also

    * colonus * colonia * column * cycle * wheel English collective nouns ----



    (wikipedia mores)

    Alternative forms

    * moeurs

    Etymology 1

    From the (etyl) .


    (en-plural noun)
  • A set of moral norms or customs derived from generally accepted practices rather than written laws.
  • * 1970 , Alvin Toffler, Future Shock , Bantam Books, page 99:
  • All of us seem to need some totalistic relationships in our lives. But to decry the fact that we cannot have only such relationships is nonsense. And to prefer a society in which the individual has holistic relationships with a few, rather than modular relationships with many, is to wish for a return to the imprisonment of the past?—?a past when individuals may have been more tightly bound to one another, but when they were also more tightly regimented by social conventions, sexual mores , political and religious restrictions.
  • * 1973 , (Philippa Foot), “Nietzsche: The Revaluation of Values” in Nietzsche: A Collection of Critical Essays , edited by : , ISBN 0385033443, page 165:
  • It is relevant here to recall that the word “morality” is derived from mos'' with its plural ''mores'', and that in its present usage it has not lost this connexion with the ''mores ?—?the rules of behaviour?—?of a society.

    Etymology 2


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